View full screen - View 1 of Lot 2006. Rolex | Submariner "Smurf", Reference 116619LB, A white gold wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 2008 | 勞力士 | Submariner "Smurf" 型號116619LB 白金鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,約2008年製.
2006

Rolex | Submariner "Smurf", Reference 116619LB, A white gold wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 2008 | 勞力士 | Submariner "Smurf" 型號116619LB 白金鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,約2008年製

Estimate:

200,000

to
- 300,000 HKD

Property of an Asian Collector

Rolex | Submariner "Smurf", Reference 116619LB, A white gold wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 2008 | 勞力士 | Submariner "Smurf" 型號116619LB 白金鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,約2008年製

Rolex | Submariner "Smurf", Reference 116619LB, A white gold wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 2008 | 勞力士 | Submariner "Smurf" 型號116619LB 白金鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,約2008年製

Estimate:

200,000

to
- 300,000 HKD

Lot sold:

302,400

HKD

Property of an Asian Collector

Rolex 

勞力士


Submariner "Smurf", Reference 116619LB

A white gold wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 2008

Submariner "Smurf" 型號116619LB

白金鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,約2008年製

附帶證書、說明書及盒子


Dial: blue

Calibre: cal. 3135 automatic, 31 jewels

Case: 18k white gold, screw down case back

Case number: M818877

Closure: 18k white gold Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp

Size: 40 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 200 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Rolex Garantie Internationale, instruction manual and presentation box

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working properly. The case and bracelet with signs of a light polishing from the past servicing with hardly any signs of wear. Otherwise the watch is in excellent overall condition.


Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.


You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.


Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."


**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

As the first white gold Submariner, the present watch was first released in 2008 and gained the nickname "Smurf" for its distinctive blue on blue color scheme. Its successor reference 126619LB was introduced in September 2020, and featured a blue bezel with a black dial. The present watch is particularly attractive to those who love the color blue and is preserved in excellent overall condition.